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Theoretical Calculation of Wind (Or Water) Turbine: Extending the Betz Limit

Version 1 : Received: 23 July 2021 / Approved: 9 August 2021 / Online: 9 August 2021 (12:09:05 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 26 August 2021 / Approved: 27 August 2021 / Online: 27 August 2021 (11:15:35 CEST)

How to cite: Lecanu, P.; Breard, J.; Mouaze, D.; Smorgrav, B. Theoretical Calculation of Wind (Or Water) Turbine: Extending the Betz Limit. Preprints 2021, 2021080191 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202108.0191.v1). Lecanu, P.; Breard, J.; Mouaze, D.; Smorgrav, B. Theoretical Calculation of Wind (Or Water) Turbine: Extending the Betz Limit. Preprints 2021, 2021080191 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202108.0191.v1).

Abstract

The Betz limit sets a theoretical upper limit for the power production by turbines expressed as a maximum power coefficient of 16/27. Betz’s theory is accurate and it is based on the calculation of kinetic energy.

Keywords

n/a; wind turbine; tidal turbine; betz limit; Betz's law; HAWT; VAWT; potential energy; kinetic energy

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